We’re back with this week’s edition of Oricon Flashback! This is where we look back on what topped the charts this week 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years ago. Think of it as a way to reminisce and learn about the past of Japanese music.

3/27/89

Album:

Kudo Shizuka – JOY (first week sales: 131,070)

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Single:

Wink – Namida wo Misenaide (first week sales: 96,340)

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3/28/94

Album:

B’z – The 7th Blues (third week sales: 123,910 / third consecutive week at #1)

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Single:

LINDBERG – GAMABAra Nakucha ne (first week sales: 125,080)

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3/22/99

Album:

Utada Hikaru – First Love (first week sales: 2,026,870)

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Single:

Hayami Kentaro, Shigemori Ayumi, Himawari Kids, Dango Gasshodan – Dango 3 Kyodai (second week sales: 782,460 / second consecutive week at #1)

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3/22/04

Album:

Every Little Thing – commonplace (first week sales: 167,248)

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Single:

&G – Wonderful Life (first week sales: 96,613)

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3/23/09

Album:

Remioromen – Remio Best (first week sales: 280,599)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

KAT-TUN – RESCUE (first week sales: 322,597)

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3/24/14

Album:

BUMP OF CHICKEN – RAY (first week sales: 182,003)

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Single / Billboard Hot 100:

HKT48 – Sakura, Minna de Tabeta (first week sales: 276,799)

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